16 of the Top Spas in Arizona

So many ways to say "ahh..."

Looking to relax, renew and recharge? You've come to the right state—Arizona is known for its abundance of top spas. From traditional body treatments to facials to unique experiences, rest, relaxation and healing abound. Whether you're in Metro Phoenix, Northern Arizona or Southern Arizona, find your perfect "ahhh."

Well & Being at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Carefree

Well & Being at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The 44,000-square-foot luxurious Well & Being spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a perfect fusion of spa and wellness. In addition to treatment rooms, find a eucalyptus inhalation room, steam room, Swedish dry sauna, whirlpool, cold plunge pool, waterfall grotto and a scenic rooftop pool to explore and enjoy, in addition to an atrium café and retail boutique. The design incorporates soothing pieces of Arizona, from its river-rocked tile to Sedona sandstone interiors and waterfalls inspired by the Grand Canyon’s Havasupai Falls.

In addition to spa treatments, the spa’s Live It Well programs utilize Wellness Coaches who create a customized blueprint for fitness and nutrition, combined with pampering and advanced skincare. Innovative offerings include aerial hammock yoga, Intraceuticals facials, singing bowl sound therapy, and a Himalayan salt stone massage. 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale


Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

Aji Spa at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

This Forbes Four Star-rated spa is one of Arizona's top Native American spas, offering an authentic spa menu showcasing ancient cultures. The Indigenous Collection menu features treatments and activities designed and practiced by Aji's Pima and Maricopa Cultural Care Takers, and each cultural offering is subjected to an extensive approval process by Tribal Elders to ensure authenticity and respect of sacred doctrines.

Try the Thoachta ("Healing" by Belen Stoneman), a unique treatment that combines massage and ancient Pima healing doctrines, or the Ho'Ishp, a sacred prickly pear body treatment which utilizes a therapeutic steam capsule and sacred prickly pear red clay.

The luxurious 17,500-square-foot destination also includes a salon, fitness center, traditional American Indian roundhouse (used for meditation) and Watsu pool. Additionally, the cultures of the Pima and Maricopa tribes are found throughout the spa, in touches ranging from the artwork and architecture to the name. Aji means sanctuary in the Pima language. 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler


Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 

Stepping into Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia begins a journey. Entering into the 31,000-square-foot, Moroccan-inspired spa leads to a greeting by a Joya Journey Coordinator. Note the Hand of Fatima—a symbol of protection in Morocco—amulets, wall and door hangings, which are meant to represent healing and well-being.

The first stop is to the Joy of Intention Room, where guests choose from one of five healing stones to set the tone for their day. Next, it's on to the Joy of Purification room, where a 55-pound quartz crystal is showcased. The crystal radiates light, and the space allows guests to release their stress. Spend the day enjoying spa amenities such as a rooftop pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and relaxation room.

Treatments at Joya include rituals, massages, facials, body treatments, wellness, naturopathic, fitness and salon services. Two of the most popular services include the Arnica & Hot Towel Massage and the Joya Signature Massage. 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale


Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

At this 28,000-square-foot spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge, there are 41 treatment rooms, a eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, indoor whirlpool, relaxation lounges, Olympic-size outdoor pool with outdoor whirlpool and celestial showers, the Revive Spa Bistro and a fitness center.

A two-story rotunda lobby with a waterfall greets guests, and a menu of massages, facials, body treatments and salon services promises relaxation. The signature treatments here combine ancient rituals with modern, cutting-edge techniques. Popular treatments include the Desert Ridge Facial With Foot Bath and the Turquoise Massage. 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix


Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

This cozy, Forbes Four Star-rated spa features just eight treatment rooms, several with indoor/outdoor courtyards. The luxurious, Mediterranean-inspired destination at Royal Palms Resort also includes a eucalyptus steam room, relaxation room, outdoor spa hot tub, boutique, fitness center, and access to the resort pool.

Many warm-weather elements like citrus, eucalyptus, juniper and lavender are incorporated into treatments, and the spa’s signature scent of neroli, an essential oil distilled from the blossom of the orange tree, is sweet and honeyed. One of the most popular treatments is Alvadora’s Signature Ritual. The Citrus Ritual begins in the Acqua Dolce room with a full-body exfoliation on heated stone tables while water gently cascades from above. Guests continue to relax in the garden tub and private patio area featuring a raindrop shower and fireplace. This ritual is completed with a gentle orange blossom moisturizing lotion application. Several therapies also incorporate the cascading outdoor 8-foot waterfall showers. 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix


The Spa at the Boulders Resort

The Spa at Boulders Resort & Spa

Located in the serene Carefree area, The Spa at Boulders Resort & Spa offers 33,000 square feet of relaxation. Many treatments here utilize ingredients from the Boulders' desert environment, and the spa's amenities include steam and sauna rooms, an outdoor labyrinth for meditation, a pool, cafe, salon and fitness center.

Embrace the desert with the Desert Rose Radiance or Yuzu Sage Splash body treatments, or the Lotus Blossom massage or awaken your mind, body and soul with options such as Chakra Balancing and Astrological Soul Readings. Fitness offerings include a scenic guided hike and boulder climbing. 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree


Agave, The Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Agave, The Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Agave, The Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is named in honor of the indigenous agave plant, whose moisturizing properties are used in many of the spa's treatments. Treatments range from massages to body treatments to journeys to salon services, are inspired by traditional practices handed down through many of Arizona's native cultures. Other treatments use Westin Kierland's exclusive Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila, which the resort sources from Jalisco, Mexico. Those treatments include Tequila & Lime Body Glow and the Tequila & Lime Refresher Facial. 

Located in a stand-alone building with its own courtyard (with cabanas for shaded enjoyment), this luxurious spa includes 20 treatment rooms, a movement studio, the WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, juice bar and lap pool. Further promoting relaxation, outside every treatment room is an Apache Burden Basket, where guests are invited to place their burdens to keep worries and troubles behind, just as the Apache people would traditionally do when entering their teepees. 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale


Spa Biltmore at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Spa Biltmore at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

This 22,000-square-foot spa includes 17 treatment rooms, including two wet rooms for herbal wraps, a hydrotherapy tub, spa pools, steam rooms, dry saunas, power shower, whirlpool, salon and fitness center. Outdoors provides several cozy retreat areas, as well as cascading waterfalls. The spa offers a menu of luxury wellness concepts, including its signature treatment, Jewel of the Desert. The treatment is a nod to the Arizona Biltmore itself—open since 1929, the landmark location is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Desert.” The treatment incorporates seven luxurious oil blends, combined with varied massage techniques, to balance and nourish the mind. 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix


The Phoenician

The Phoenician Spa at The Phoenician

Dedicated to relaxation, fitness, beauty and nutrition, this new three-story, nearly 40,000-square-foot luxurious destination is both nurturing and contemporary in its design, includes 24 treatments room, a quiet relaxation room, fitness center, movement studio, nail salon, Drybar (a blow dry salon) and a retail boutique. A rooftop pool offers 360-degree views of the resort, in addition to private cabanas for quiet relaxation and a menu of healthy cuisine. All treatments begin with an energy balancing ritual, setting the tone for an experience. Two popular signature spa treatments include the balancing and rejuvenating Sonoran Signature Scrub, Massage & Wrap and the GemStone Facial, in which crystals/gemstones are placed on and around the body for healing energy. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale


The hot tub in the women's area at The Spa at Camelback Inn at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn

The Spa at Camelback Inn at JW Marriott Camelback Inn

Situated at the base of Mummy Mountain, The Spa at Camelback Inn was one of the first in the country to offer a blend of all major spa components, from fitness to body and beauty treatments to healthful cuisine. The Southwestern spa spans 32,000 square feet and its amenities include hot tubs, cold plunge, steam rooms, saunas, sunbathing terraces, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, salon, fitness center, retail boutique, and Sprouts wellness restaurant and juice bar. Treatments include facials, body wraps, massages, fitness options and more. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale


L'Apothecary Spa at L'Auberge de Sedona

Sedona

L'Apothecary Spa at L'Auberge de Sedona

Nestled on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona's Red Rock country, L'Apothecary Spa offers healing treatments inspired by nature's local beauty and healing properties, including products created from local ingredients. The lobby here was inspired by an old-fashioned apothecary, and guests are encouraged to choose from a variety of ingredients, herbs, oils and local botanicals to create customized bath soaks and body scrubs. Choose from treatments such as facials, body treatments, massages, integrative therapies, private yoga and meditation and sound healing. Signature nature-inspired options include Forest Bathing, where certified forest bathing facilitators lead guests through a walking meditation session, and Feet in the Creek, a creekside experience. 301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona


Mii amo

Mii amo 

There are two ways to enjoy this world-class destination spa set against the stunning red rock backdrop of Sedona—guests of Enchantment Resort can book a treatment or a day pass, or, stay at the spa itself with one of the 3-, 4- or 7-night all-inclusive experiences or for one of its retreats. Mii amo means "one's path or  journey," and that's what guests find at this location. There are 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites; a variety of spa offerings ranging from massages to Native American-inspired therapies; a selection of fitness, health and art activities such as hikes, organic gardening, juicing, cooking classes and photography; fitness room; and both indoor and outdoor pools. 525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona


Amara Spa at Kimpton, Amara Resort and Spa

Located in the heart of uptown Sedona, this boutique retreat at Kimpton, Amara Resort and Spa offers massage and body treatments and facials. Signature treatments include a Guided Meditation; Rain Dance; and the Winds of Change, which includes Native rattles, smudging with sage, crystals and specialty crafted oils as part of an ancient healing ritual. Amenities include a relaxation room and steam rooms. 100 Amara Lane, Sedona


Morning yoga at Canyon Ranch in Tucson

Tucson

Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch is more than just a spa—it's a luxurious health resort dedicated to life enhancement. Set on 150 acres in the foothills of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains, it melds richly landscaped interior grounds and surrounding desert acreage. The Spa complex comprises 80,000 square feet and includes a Pilates studio, indoor cycling studio, gym, squash and racquetball courts, a yoga/meditation studio, sauna, steam and inhalation rooms, whirlpools, private sunbathing areas, relaxation lounge and salon. The resort also features a Health & Healing Center and a Life Enhancement Center. Guests can take classes and have consultations in the realms of health and healing, fitness and movement, spa and beauty, and food and nutrition.

Treatments draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, using transformative, mindful and sacred practices to embrace the mind-body-spirit balance. One of Canyon Ranch's popular treatments is CR Aesthetics, which offers a selection of advanced, nonsurgical facial treatments, coupled with opportunities for pre- and post-care treatments. 8600 E. Rockcliff Road, Tucson


The jacuzzi at the spa at Miraval Arizona

Miraval Arizona

This destination wellness spa resort sits on 400 acres in the shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains. All-inclusive, it offers more than 200 growth and development programs, more than 100 unique spa treatments, healthful cuisine and more. One of five Miraval locations in the U.S., this luxurious, all-inclusive destination both pampers and restores.

The 30,000-square-foot Life in Balance Spa includes both indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, Naga Thai studios, the Aqua Zen pool, saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, a solarium, salon, quiet room and cafe. Treatments range from massages to energy healing. Other activities include equine options, immersive beekeeping experiences and mountain biking. 5000 E. Via Estancia, Tucson


The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Ancient therapeutic rituals are offered at the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Calling upon Tucson's reputation for gems and minerals (the famous gem and mineral show takes place in Tucson), the 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center incorporates a gem-themed interior design, with treatment rooms named after indigenous desert gems and minerals. Copper and turquoise accents are utilized throughout, as well.

Gemstone therapy is popular, with treatments such as the Desert Gemstone Ritual, Gemstone Healing Massage and Gemstone Radiance Journey. Other offerings include wellness counseling, body and anti-aging therapies. The freestanding indoor/outdoor spa, pool with a mid-pool tanning island, relaxation room, treatment cabanas, and a salon. 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, Marana

Michelle Glicksman
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